Sick Day Guidelines
Please keep your child home if he/she:
- Has a fever of 100 degrees or higher; your child must stay home until his/her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication
- Has been vomiting
- Has a “pink eye” communicable diagnosis; your child must have a physician note to return to school and using prescription antibiotic eye drops for at least 24 hours
- Has a “strep throat” communicable diagnosis; your child must have a physician note to return to school and using prescription antibiotics for at least 24 hours
- Has a communicable skin rash and/or infection; must have physician note to return to school and using prescribed treatments; must cover infected area to remain in school
Keep your child home if he/she has the flu. The flu can be serious, which typically comes on suddenly, symptoms include:
- High fever
- Headache, body aches, ear ache
- Nausea, vomiting
- Dry cough
A minor sore throat is usually not a problem to attend school if there is no fever. Strep throat can only be diagnosed by a throat culture and therefore, if suspected, you are advised to call your physician for an appointment. Coughs and colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and expose others unnecessarily to illness.
Please contact the health office with any questions or concerns. Per school policy absences must be verified by a telephone call to the attendance office (630 795-8550) from a parent or guardian by 12:00 PM on the day of the absence.